Military Criminal Defense Lawyer at Seymour Johnson AFB
Being accused of military crimes can prove to be a horrible ordeal for
members of the military. To defend your case, and your career, it is important
to hire a Seymour Johnson military criminal defense lawyer who can fight
for your rights.
History of Seymour Johnson AFB
Named in honor of Lt. Seymour A. Johnson, this base became active on June
12, 1942. The US Army Air Forces activated this air force base five months
after entering World War II. It began as Headquarters, Technical School,
Army Air Forces. In 1943, the Provisional Overseas Replacement Training
Center at the base began training officers for overseas combat duty.
In 1943, the Technical School began training its cadets to become technical
officer in the Army Air Corps. In order to provide this training the Aviation
Cadet Pre-Training School formed the 75th Training Wing at the base.
In 1943, the 326th Fighter Group came to Seymour Johnson AFB and started
training pilots for the P-47 Thunderbolts. Training pilots to replace
existing ones already working on P-47 Thunderbolts, became the base's
mission in April 1943.
The base was turned into an Army-Air Force Separation Center in 1945, after
it ceased its function of being an assembly point for pilots who were
to be reassigned to work in the continental United States and Pacific.
After being deactivated once in 1946, the base was activated again in 1952
when the US Army Corps of Engineers came to the base. They constructed
new buildings, and destroyed the old ones. The mayor of Goldsboro launched
a full-fledged campaign to reopen the air force base. The mayor was successful
in his campaign and Seymour Johnson AFB was reactivated in 1956. The 83rd
Fighter-Day Wing arrived at the base, which was now the Tactical Air Command
base. A year later the 4th Fighter Wing took charge of the base, replacing
the 83rd Fighter-Day Wing.
After reopening, Seymour Johnson AFB became home to the Strategic Air Command's
KC-10 bombers, B-52, and KC-135 tankers. Michigan Air National Guard's
F-4 and F-16 fighters were also assigned to the base.
In 1991, a Federal Prison was installed on the base, and the inmates now
help with the upkeep and maintenance of the base.
Present Day Seymour AFB
The 4th Fighter Wing remains the host unit Seymour Johnson AFB. The unit
is in-charge of the F-15E Strike Eagle, which helps in the deployment
of soldiers for overseas combat operations. This aircraft provides support
to the Aerospace Expeditionary Force.
Other than the 4th Fighter Wing, the base is also home to the 4th Maintenance
Group, 4th Medical Group, 4th Mission Support Group and the 4th Operations
Group. There are more than 6,400 military members on the base, along with
600 civilian members and 96 F-15E Strike Eagles.
Seymour Johnson AFB has also seen its share of criminal cases against its
servicemen and women. It has been in the news for SSgt. Evans who was
convicted of aggravated sexual assault and false official statement. He
was given a dishonorable discharge, and sentenced to confinement for a
year, after a female airman found out in DNA analysis that SSgt. Evans
had had sexual intercourse with her while she was passed out.
In another instance TSgt. Floyd M. Jeter was convicted of rape on two counts,
along with obstructing justice, and giving false official statement. He
had raped his girlfriend during an argument. At the time of the rape,
his girlfriend was nursing their five-month-old baby. It was also found
out later that TSgt. Jeter had raped his ex-wife after their separation.
Legal Counsel at Seymour Johnson AFB
Seymour Johnson AFB military criminal defense lawyer, Joseph L. Jordan
is an accomplished lawyer, who has more than 8 years of experience. Along
with being a former Army JAG officer, he has also served as an Air Defense
Officer, and before that he was enlisted. His experience as a military
prosecutor makes him well versed in military law and he knows how to get
you a fair trial. He investigates all this cases thoroughly by asking
questions, and he will ensure that you get a fair representation in a
military court of law. He is vastly experienced as a defense attorney
as he had defended service members in the Navy, Marines, Coast Guard,
Army and the Air Force. He can help you.